Where can a chemistry/industrial chemistry student do industrial training in Nigeria?
As a chemistry/industrial chemistry student in Nigeria preparing to go for your I.T, this is probably one question you’ve been asking and looking for useful answers in order to begin your compulsory industrial training this year or next.
You don’t have to worry again, because you’re in the right place.
I will teach you in brief what chemistry is all about, skills needed as a chemistry industrial training student and where you could undergo your own industrial training in Nigeria.
What is Chemistry?
Chemistry is the science that deals with the properties, composition, and structure of substances (defined as elements and compounds), the transformations they undergo, and the energy that is released or absorbed during these processes.
Chemistry as a science is an essential pivot to science and technological development and therefore of national growth and attendant contribution to human welfare, health and progress.
The difficulty often encountered is to know how to apply the information got and the theoretical concepts learnt in chemical problems.
The degree programmes are planned to present chemistry in a clear, down-to-earth manner that emphasizes the general principles of chemistry and blend this with practical examples which can be applied for human benefits or harm and assure our graduates of employment opportunities or an environment whereby they could be creative and seek self-employment.
Branches of Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry: The study of carbon and its compounds.
- Inorganic Chemistry: The study of compounds not covered by organic chemistry; the study of inorganic compounds, or compounds that don’t contain a C-H bond (many inorganic compounds contain metals).
- Analytical Chemistry: The study of the chemistry of matter and the development of tools to measure properties of matter.
- Physical Chemistry: The branch of chemistry that applies physics to the study of chemistry, which commonly includes the applications of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics to chemistry.
- Biochemistry: The study of chemical processes that occur inside of living organisms.
Admission Requirement in Most Nigerian Institutions
Besides the general university requirements, candidates are required to have credit level passes in the S.S.C.E or five ‘O’ level credit passes in the GCE Examination in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and at least a PASS in English Language.
Skills Required by Chemistry Industrial Training Students and Graduates in Nigeria
- Research skills
- Ability to analyze, interpret and report on data
- Strong communication skills
- Methodical approach
- IT skills
- Analytical skills
- Numeracy and math
- Preparing reports
- Presentation skills
- Time management
- Practical skills
- Problem-solving ability
- Scientific skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Problem solving and logical thinking
- Skills with various computer applications and technology
- Planning skills
- Strong observational skills
Chemistry Industrial Training Students and Graduates in Nigeria Can Work in
- Agro-chemicals Industries/Companies
- Metallurgical Industries/Companies
- Petrochemicals Industries/Companies
- Pharmaceuticals Companies
- Plastics and Polymers Companies
- Toiletries Industries
- Chemical Industries/Companies
- Food Production Companies
- Research Institutes
- Nuclear Industries
Having known all these important tips, if you’re now ready to learn how you could easily secure possible SIWES placement for your chemistry industrial training this year, then quickly read the post below.